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This week we're talking about Tezos $XTZ on Cha-Cha-Chats 🍵 ...

This week we're talking about Tezos $XTZ on Cha-Cha-Chats 🍵 with Jun Kim, Strategy & Operations at @stakefish! 🤠… https://t.co/cWfp13MOif

a month ago

Following a recent Council meeting, the Tezos Foundation is ...

Following a recent Council meeting, the Tezos Foundation is proud to announce that @dannylmasters, Co-founder of th… https://t.co/HfrVJdmR4M

2 months ago

As we first communicated on May 15, we are transferring vest...

As we first communicated on May 15, we are transferring vested XTZ funds from our vesting smart contracts from the… https://t.co/VEitFoQ3Jh

4 months ago

@speedy_easyride Tezos Gulf Technologies Ltd. has been estab...

@speedy_easyride Tezos Gulf Technologies Ltd. has been established to foster Tezos ecosystem development in the GCC… https://t.co/uS6dUCo6ud

4 months ago

We are making a transfer of some vested XTZ funds from our v...

We are making a transfer of some vested XTZ funds from our vesting smart contracts from the genesis block to an alt… https://t.co/qfFPgPVCp8

4 months ago

#Nxt v1.12.2 has been released, now with support for full no...

#Nxt v1.12.2 has been released, now with support for full node on #Android! Run a fully featured Nxt #blockchain no… https://t.co/wHEeyfo6rG

5 months ago

After Truffle’s announcement of @Tezos support this week, th...

After Truffle’s announcement of @Tezos support this week, the Tezos Foundation caught up with @trufflesuite Head of… https://t.co/7JWPAUIWxU

5 months ago

Given the increasing volume of updates and news surrounding ...

Given the increasing volume of updates and news surrounding Tezos, we decided to tweak the format of our weekly upd… https://t.co/9stpiMPWdc

5 months ago

#Nxt hardfork is approaching fast! Remember to upgrade to th...

#Nxt hardfork is approaching fast! Remember to upgrade to the new Nxt version 1.12.1 before block 2870000 or you wi… https://t.co/dVVOOCY6W3

5 months ago

As you may have seen, we redesigned and reorganized the Tezo...

As you may have seen, we redesigned and reorganized the Tezos Foundation website. Take a look and let us know what… https://t.co/aVpvz6cEdM

6 months ago

@Blindripper85 Hey there, our team has not received a reques...

@Blindripper85 Hey there, our team has not received a request for a Tezos update. Would it be possible to ask just… https://t.co/99wp6mwrNH

7 months ago

Transfer Agent Vertalo Chooses Tezos (XTZ) Over Ethereum (ETH) to Issue Digital Securities

The Vertalo transfer agent, which issues digital securities and manages data for the broker-dealers, issuers, custodians and exchanges it connects, has chosen Tezos as its preferred blockchain and looks to have its customers issue securities on the Tezos blockchain. The company is now encouraging its customers to switch over from Ethereum and has developed the ability to convert ERC-20 tokens to Tezos-formatted smart contracts to help with the process. Vertalo chose Tezos was because its smart contract abilities are available in multiple programming languages, its higher TPS, and its stable network participants. (JF)

8 months ago

Andra Capital's Silicon Valley Coin (SCV) to be Issued Via STO on the Tezos Blockchain

San Francisco based venture capital firm Andra Capital has announced that it plans to conduct a Security Token Offering (STO) on TokenSoft’s issuance platform for its Silicon Valley Coin (SCV). The SCV project was originally announced in 2018 but delayed due to the downturn in the cryptocurrency market. One notable fact about this announcement is that the SCV token is being built in collaboration with the Tezos Foundation on the Tezos blockchain whereas the token was originally planned to be built on the Ethereum platform. The SCV coin is the blockchain-based token representation of Andra Capital's open-ended technology fund. (JF)

8 months ago

Tezos Foundation Is Giving Away Free XTZ From Today

Tezos foundation is giving away free XTZ through a program called “Tezos Foundation’s Faucet.” Users will simply have to show up, type in their wallet address, and pass a captcha. They will receive 0.01 XTZ, which is just about $0.015, and claims can be made every 12 hours. Foundation notes that the purpose of this faucet is to let developers use XTZ tokens on the mainnet. While these programs are not new, blockchain platforms usually give away only testnet tokens for developers to test. Tezos also added that this is an experiment, and the foundation could turn off or change the faucet’s parameters if it wants. It is not possible for someone to get rich from the XTZ being given away because it is too low. Tezos (XTZ) is priced at $1.52, gaining 5.7% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

8 months ago

Tezos (XTZ) Foundation Launches XTZ Faucet for Testing and Development Purposes

The Tezos Foundation recently launched a Tezos faucet that will dispense a small amount of XTZ tokens who wish to claim them. The foundation has indicated that the funds from the faucet are intended for testing and development purposes. According to the faucet webpage, “This faucet allows developers and users to request Tezos tokens (tez) to be used on the Tezos main network. This is real (mainnet) tez and has a market value. Please drink responsibly.” The faucet currently pays out 0.01 XTZ per claim and has safeguards in place that only allow each IP address and wallet to make one claim every 24-hours. (JF)

8 months ago

Are you looking to dive into @Tezos development? Our #Tezos ...

Are you looking to dive into @Tezos development? Our #Tezos mainnet faucet is now live! Request real Tezos tokens (… https://t.co/SrmGAK27Eu

8 months ago

Amount of Cryptocurrency Being Staked Rises to $7 Billion

Newly published data from staking platform data aggregator, Staking Rewards, shows that the total amount of U.S. dollars staked has risen to a new record at $6.961 billion. 7 of the top-10 coins all currently register more than $100 million USD in staked coins and Crypto Differ shows that Tron (TRX) stakes 22% of the total ($1 billion worth of TRX). The popularity of staking rose throughout 2019 as many exchanges offered various staking incentives for a wide array of cryptocurrencies. Currently, the total market cap of staked cryptocurrencies stands at $11 billion and the top tokens for staking are EOS, Tezos (XTZ), Cosmos (ATOM) and Algorand (ALGO). In the event that Bitcoin and altcoins enter a bull market in 2020, it will be interesting to see whether investors leave their funds in interest-earning platforms or pull them to take profits or reinvest in other assets. (RS)

8 months ago

Thank you to everyone in the Tezos community who made #Tezos...

Thank you to everyone in the Tezos community who made #Tezos2019 such an exciting year. Stay tuned for the next T… https://t.co/5tQoax5AJy

9 months ago

The Tezos Foundation set a goal to bring 1,000 new developer...

The Tezos Foundation set a goal to bring 1,000 new developers into the Tezos ecosystem by the end of 2019, and as o… https://t.co/ljI0XR4Z6P

9 months ago

The Tezos Foundation had two big announcements in June: the ...

The Tezos Foundation had two big announcements in June: the first cohort of Ecosystem Grant recipients and the Ledg… https://t.co/oacGXsX1eX

9 months ago

Tron Exceeds Expectations As New Game Takes Off

In the last few hours, Tron gained more than 9% to reach a two-week high and touch the monthly resistance. While it failed to break its resistance, it still out-performed the rest of the market. It was the top-performing cryptocurrency yesterday. It is in close competition with Tezos and Cardano for the number 10 spot on the top cryptocurrencies by market cap. Most of it was fuelled by just.game, a decentralized game that just went live on the Tron network. The game pushes people to buy more gift boxes that might become valuable over time. The game's mechanics sound very similar to a pyramid scheme. Tron (TRX) is priced at $0.01437, gaining 1.9% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

9 months ago

Ledger x Tezos

Ledger x Tezos Airdrop is worth 1,000 XTZ in total (~$ 1,500). There are additional prizes like 5x Tezos engraved Ledger Nano X, 1 Ledger bag and 95x Tezos engraved Ledger Nano S. There will be 100 winners in total. Invite friends and family to earn more points. The prizes will be distributed as follow: 1st Reward: 1,000 XTZ tokens + 1 Tezos engraved Ledger Nano X 2nd Reward: 500 XTZ tokens + 1 Tezos engraved Ledger Nano X 3rd Reward: 100 XTZ tokens + 1 Tezos engraved Ledger Nano X 4th Reward: 1 Ledger bag + 1 Tezos engraved Ledger Nano X 5th Reward: 1 Tezos engraved Ledger Nano X 6th to 100th rewards: 95x Tezos engraved Ledger Nano S About Ledger and Tezos Ledger aims at securing the new disruptive class of crypto assets: Financial assets like cryptocurrencies or Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Data assets like sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices or machine to machine, and Digital identities like second factor authentication or passwordless login. Tezos is an open-source platform for assets and applications backed by a global community of validators, researchers, and builders.

9 months ago

Coinbase Becomes the Largest Validator on the Tezos (XTZ) Network

Recent analysis shows that following the announcement that customers can now stake their Tezos (XTZ) tokens directly from their accounts, the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has now become the largest validator on the Tezos network. There are currently 30,660,081 XTZ staked through Coinbase with the nearest competitor being Polychain Labs with 30,541,730 XTZ. Other validators in the top 5 include P2P Validator with 12,561,200 XTZ, Binance with 14,904,414 XTZ, and Cryptium Labs with 23,150,400 XTZ. Tezos is currently the 10th largest cryptocurrency in the market with a market capitalization of $1.085 billion and a price per coin of $1.64. (JF)

9 months ago

Coinbase is Now the Largest Validator on the Tezos (XTZ) Blockchain

Recent analysis shows that following the announcement that customers can now stake their Tezos (XTZ) tokens directly from their accounts, the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has now become the largest validator on the Tezos network. There are currently 30,660,081 XTZ staked through Coinbase with the nearest competitor being Polychain Labs with 30,541,730 XTZ. Other validators in the top 5 include P2P Validator with 12,561,200 XTZ, Binance with 14,904,414 XTZ, and Cryptium Labs with 23,150,400 XTZ. Tezos is currently the 10th largest cryptocurrency in the market with a market capitalization of $1.085 billion and a price per coin of $1.64. (JF)

9 months ago

🏆Your chance to win up to 1.000 XTZ, equivalent to US$ 1.400...

🏆Your chance to win up to 1.000 XTZ, equivalent to US$ 1.400 🏆 You can now manage & earn @tezos rewards directly o… https://t.co/0SwUshGVy3

9 months ago

Binance US Is Considering the Listing of 18 New Cryptocurrencies

Binance.US, the American extension of the popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance revealed that it is currently considering the listing of 18 new assets. They include TRON (TRX), NEM (XEM), Tezos (XTZ), and Ontology (ONT). Launched just three months ago, Binance.US already supports 26 different cryptocurrencies. It has been rapidly expanding its offering by adding new cryptocurrencies every week. Binance.US is operated by San Francisco-based BAM Trading Services using the matchmaking and wallet technologies licensed from Binance. Binance.US saw a volume of $3.12 Million in the last 24 hours. (VS)

9 months ago

Ethereum 2.0 Update Could Make Staking Popular in 2020

The Ethereum 2.0 network update could bring staking back to popularity in 2020. Investors' desire to generate passive income at a slower growth could begin to outpace the desire to accrue massive gains from highly speculative investments. Economist Alex Kruger recently predicted that this could be the case for 2020 and the analyst tweeted that Tezos (XTZ) is up 44% against the US dollar and 73% against Bitcoin since Coinbase introduced staking for the token. With the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade, a universal mechanism for staking with extend to ETH coins and this is expected to replace the incentives ‘lost’ as the mining rewards will be reduced. Tezos currently offers holders a 6.21% APY on their holdings and another altcoin called Cosmos (ATOM) offers 8.54% APY. (RS)

10 months ago

@Elgatoterrible Hello, please do discuss with Tezos and the ...

@Elgatoterrible Hello, please do discuss with Tezos and the community to consider filing a request and sending more… https://t.co/0D8Sf8ic4M

10 months ago

Tezos Blockchain Smart Contracts Used by French Cybercrime Unit to Distribute and Track Funds

According to a press release from Nomadic Labs, the main development and research center for Tezos (XTZ), the French Armies and Gendarmerie’s Information and Public Relations Center has used the Tezos blockchain to validate judicial expenses incurred during investigations. As part of the process, the Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division (C3N) used the system to buy cryptocurrency from Europol-allocated funds and cover its operational costs with those assets. Nomadic Labs claims that this system employs “the first smart contract ever developed by a public authority,” which helps to simplify administration and procedures, and ensures the ability to audit and track funds. (JF)

10 months ago

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lists Tezos

Switzerland’s biggest stock exchange, SIX has just listed an exchange-traded product (ETP) based on Tezos. It is issued in partnership with fintech firm Amun AG and will be traded under the ticker AXTZ. With this, SIX now has a total of nine crypto products listed on its exchange. However, the latest listing is unique as it comes with a passive income. The “baking rewards,” offered by Tezos for staking, will be passed on to the investors. Amun will charge a 2.5% fee on the proceeds, and investors will receive the remaining as dividends. Amun makes use of Coinbase’s institution-grade Custody Platform for storing its cryptocurrencies. Tezos (XTZ) is priced at $1.11, losing 3.69% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

10 months ago

Crypto Exchanges Suffer Declining Traffic for Past Six Months: Report

No wonder Coinbase has introduced Tezos staking. According to a report in The Block, cryptocurrency exchanges have been suffering from declining traffic amid waning demand from individual investors. The trend has reportedly been unfolding since June, since which time monthly visitor traffic has shrunk by more than one-third, The Block reports. Coinbase and Binance had the highest number of "monthly visits" in the April to September time frame at 157 million and 148 million, respectively. The decline in crypto exchange traffic has been exacerbated by the trend of similarly lower trading volumes. (CJ)

a year ago

Tezos Surges 70% After Coinbase Staking Announcement

Tezos surged nearly 70% on Coinbase after the exchange announced its staking plans. Late yesterday, Coinbase announced that it would give its users 5% annually for those who hold Tezos. Immediately after the announcement, the price of Tezos (XTZ) peaked at $1.70. The San Francisco-based exchange launched staking program for its custody clients back in March. However, the exchange had to iron things out with the SEC before offering it to retail investors. Customers will be able to get rewards every three days after the initial holding period of 35-40 days. Tezos (XTZ) is priced at $1.15, gaining 26.63% in the last 24 hours. (VS)

a year ago

Coinbase Enables Tezos Staking, Offering a 5% Annual Profit Rate

On Wednesday Coinbase announced that Tezos holders will now automatically earn 5% APY on their balances. The interest will take effect after an initial holding phase of 35-40 days, after which XTZ holders will receive staking rewards every three days. Investors can opt-out of the program at any time. The 5% interest is made possible by Tezos’ proof-of-stake mechanism which allows investors to stake their coins as part of Tezos’ mining operation. (RS)

a year ago

Crypto Exchange OKEx Lists Tezos in USDT and BTC Markets

Crypto exchange OKEx has added support for Tezos (XTZ), the No. 21 cryptocurrency based on market cap. Deposits open on Nov. 6 and trading in the USDT and BTC markets begins on Nov. 7. OKEx Head of Operations Andy Cheung stated: "Tezos is a highly respected project with a robust community, and we're happy to be able to add the value of the XTZ network to the OKEx ecosystem, where we strive to deliver a one-stop-shop for professional and retail traders." Tezos uses a "delegated proof-of-stake model" and its blockchain is a "multi-purpose platform for decentralized applications and smart contracts." OKEx plans to launch USDT futures trading this month. (CJ)

a year ago

Coase is Building a Card Game on the Tezos Blockchain

Coase, a blockchain game development firm, is building a digital collectible card game on the Tezos blockchain. Details of the game are still under wraps currently, although it will be released in early 2020. Coase is looking to revamp the collectible card game industry by lowering barriers to entry. The game will feature a new resource system and targets mobile players. Challenges in the card game industry include difficulty in onboarding new players and extreme complexity, which discourages new players. Coase aims to tackle these shortcomings in its new game. Players would own the digital cards they bought forever. The players will also use the Tezos blockchain to control the digital assets, whereby they can rent the cards to other players at will. (NE)

a year ago

StakerDAO Brings Choice to Blockchain Staking

A new decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) called StakerDAO intends to merge the worlds of decentralized finance (DeFi) and decentralized governance. Tezos Capital CEO Jonas Lamis introduced the new platform on Wednesday and he explained that “StakerDAO is a new platform for governing financial assets.” Polychain’s Olaf Carlson-Wee added that StakerDAO is focused on “maximizing yield but it’s also about carefully curating a portfolio of these underlying staking assets.” Unlike MakerDAO, StakerDAO will operate on Tezos blockchain. (RS)

a year ago

Overstock's TZERO To Tokenize A Luxury Residential Development In The UK

TZERO, the blockchain subsidiary of Overblock has partnered with River Plaza, a luxury residential development in Manchester, United Kingdom, to tokenize its property. TZERO plans to tokenize at least $25 million of River Plaza on the Tezos blockchain. The 180-unit luxury residential development is the first part of Alliance Investments’ real estate tokenization plan to tokenize around $640 million of real estate projects across the U.K. It is expected to boost the real estate liquidity for investors and democratize investor access to projects. With $217 trillion, real estate is the third-largest asset class. However, only one-third of it is available to the public. Just last month, American blockchain real estate investment firm AssetBlock launched its commercial real estate investment platform using the Algorand blockchain. (VS)

a year ago

Delta Exchange Forays Into Crypto Derivatives Market

Delta Exchange has joined exchanges like Binance in challenging Bitmex’ dominance in the cryptocurrency derivatives market. The exchange lists futures contracts for 14 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, Tezos, Atom and Binance Coin. Delta Exchange hopes to outcompete Bitmex by offering futures contracts for more cryptocurrencies. The idea stems from Binance’s rise to dominance by listing more cryptocurrencies than most exchanges. Delta plans to use a similar strategy in the cryptocurrency derivatives market in order to become the exchange of choice for derivatives traders. Delta promises features such as robust APIs, reward programs and timely customer support. (EA)

a year ago

Cryptocurrency Exchange LATOKEN Lists Tezos (XTZ) in USDT and BTC Markets

Traders have another place to trade Tezos (XTZ). LATOKEN announced that it has added Tezos, which is among the top 20 cryptocurrencies based on market cap. Tezos is available for deposits, withdrawals, and trading across the following markets: XTZ/USDT and XTZ/BTC. Tezos Commons Executive Director Shaun Belcher stated: "Tezos is still early in its long journey towards decentralization and adoption. This collaboration will bring more visibility to Tezos capabilities as a currency, smart contracts platform, and unique self-amending attributes." LATOKEN also has a platform for Initial Exchange Offerings, or IEOS, and recently added Universe Coin (UNIS) and EXRAYA (RAYAX). (CJ)

a year ago

Devcon Founder Happy Hour Photo Recap

Global Coin Research held a Founder Happy Hour with Decrypt Media during DevCon 5 in Osaka, and we are so happy to see so many wonderful foundeers from the global coin community from all over the world attend. A special should out to these founders for coming and supporting Global Coin Research: Ed Felton and Harry Kalodner co-founders of Offchain Labs; Uri Kolodny, CEO of Starkware; Benny Giang, co-founder of Cryptokitties; Will Warren, founder of 0x; Izaak Meckler, co-founder of Coda; Ben He, founder of Imtoken; Illia Polosukhin, co-founder of NEAR protocol; Tarun Chitra, founder of Gauntlet; Julien Niset and Itamar Leisuisse, co-founders of Argent; See-eun Ha, founder of nonce; Michael Oved and Don Mosites, co-founders of Airswap; Mindao Yang, founder of Dforce; Bowen Wang, founder of DDEX; Mooly Sagiv, co-founder of Certora; Jake Kim, co-founder of Ellipti/Everette Protocol; Ryan Selkis, founder of Messari; Rene Reinsberg and Marek Olszewski, co-founders of Celo; Alex Soong, co-founder of Set Protocol; Allison Lu, co-founder of UMA; Bobby Ong, co-founder of Coingecko; Ben Chan, CTO of Bitgo; Soravis Srinawakoon, CEO of Band Protocol; Feng Liu, co-founder of Chainnews; Adrian Brink, co-founder or Cryptinum Labs; Ian Miers, founding scientist of Zcash. Also a huge thanks to Blocktower Capital, Scalar Capital, Libertus Capital, Proof of Capital, Spartan Group, 1 Confirmation, Consensys Labs, DF Capital, Binance Labs and Binance X, A Capital, Initialized Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Coindesk, Kakao Klatyn, Bitmain, Matrixport, Ethfans, Liquid Exchange, Ethereum Foundation, Quantstamp, GBIC, Cosmos, OmiseGo, Electric Coin, Coinfund, Galaxy Digital, Certik, dydx, Pundi X, Coinpost for attending. Thank you for all coming and we hope you all had a smooth trip back home. And again a huge thanks to our sponsors Nervos Network, Solana, Tezos TQ, Blockstack and Coda!

a year ago

@JoelKatz @BobMcElrath The problem of Ripple, EOS, Tezos, TR...

@JoelKatz @BobMcElrath The problem of Ripple, EOS, Tezos, TRON and a million other opportunists creating their own… https://t.co/sBLNnKhFay

a year ago

Blockchain Code Names: The Meaning Behind the Monikers

In the software world, code names are everywhere. You’ve probably noticed that Google names Android updates after desserts (at least, until the latest one), and you might remember when Apple named OSX releases after wild cats. If you’re a Linux fan, you probably know that Debian releases are named after Toy Story characters. Many blockchain code names follow similar patterns. Of course, not all naming schemes are well-known, which highlights the importance of a well-chosen one. In a best-case scenario, code names can build hype for upcoming products. In a worst case scenario, they can be incomprehensible or inconsistent—described by some critics as a “mental tax” for confused customers. Blockchains frequently undergo major upgrades that can attract attention for weeks or months, meaning that a project’s code name may be in the news cycle for just as long. Code names don’t always make it through to the public, but when they do, they need to be good. Location, Location, Location Some projects use places in their naming scheme. For example, Nomadic Labs, a Tezos group, named the blockchain’s first upgrade “Athens.” It has suggested that future upgrades follow this model alphabetically: “City names provide a wide set to choose from for each letter, with even a bit of room to express things,” the group explains. Elsewhere, Ethereum is in the middle of its Metropolis series, a group of upgrades named after a theme: in Ethereum’s naming sequence and in real-life history, “Byzantium” became “Constantinople,” which in turn became “Istanbul.” Ethereum is, however, breaking with tradition for Ethereum 2.0, which is currently codenamed “Serenity.” Ethereum’s testnets, on the other hand, have code names based on lesser-known locations. Its Ropsten testnet seems to be named after a cape on the coast of Stockholm, Sweden. Plus, Ethereum also has “Morden,” “Olympia,” and “Kovan” testnets, seemingly named after locations in Manitoba, Greece, and Singapore respectively. Ethereum Classic is fond of fantasy locations: “Atlantis” was the namesake for its most recent upgrade, while Middle Earth’s Mordor is the name of its latest testnet. (Ethereum Classic hasn’t been afraid to branch out, though: when it disabled its difficulty bomb, it named the upgrade “Die Hard” in reference to the film franchise’s bomb plots.) Getting Names Down to a Science Some projects have taken inspiration from science, mathematics, and the arts. Cardano, for example, has named its roadmap after historical poets and scientists. Right now, the project is coming off of its “Byron” phase and entering its “Shelley” phase—named after Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, two Romantic poets of the 1800s. Cardano’s future phases will be named after the computer scientist Joseph Goguen, the haiku master Matsuo Bashō, and the Enlightenment figure Voltaire. Plus, Cardano’s cryptocurrency (ADA) is named after an English mathematician and computer pioneer, Ada Lovelace (incidentally, the daughter of Lord Byron), and there are even development teams named after mathematicians. Meanwhile, Monero’s choices have a technobabble feel: its code names come from science-related terms and individuals. One recent Monero version was called “Hydrogen Helix,” while another was called “Wolfram Warptangent” (after the Monero contributor warptangent, who passed away in 2016, and the physicist Stephen Wolfram). Zcash, finally, draws inspiration from the natural world. Its naming scheme is based on plant growth: it has progressed from “Sprout” to “Sapling,” and it is now moving into the “Blossom” stage. This is a vivid naming scheme that doesn’t require any trivia knowledge—though it may reach a dead end when Zcash is fully-grown. Can Code Names Ever Be Iconic? Sapling, Shelley, and Serenity appear to be very successful blockchain code names—not as well known as their core project, but recognizable nonetheless. These three names are gaining traction as search terms—at least enough to show up on Google Trends. Since most other blockchain code names don’t even register, that’s a real distinction. Blockchain code name popularity, via Google Trends Of course, these names also represent big developments. Ethereum Serenity and Cardano Shelley will both introduce staking, while Zcash Sapling has already introduced highly efficient private transactions. Even though these well-known code names seem to have real appeal, the products behind them may be driving their recognition. In any case, code names can be an important part of branding. Whereas some blockchains have chosen to undergo all-out rebrands, code names can serve as a testing ground. Projects rarely stick to one naming scheme forever, meaning that they are a way to temporarily reinvent one’s image—and see how the crypto community responds. The post Blockchain Code Names: The Meaning Behind the Monikers appeared first on Crypto Briefing.

a year ago

Top 5 Pain Points of Companies and How Blockchain Can Solve Them

Coinspeaker Top 5 Pain Points of Companies and How Blockchain Can Solve ThemTechnology is constantly changing the way companies do business. Some technologies, ‘game-changing’ ones, actually go further than that and change the way companies are constructed and built. The competitiveness of a company these days is a direct function of its technological adoption and prowess.However, it’s very challenging to manage new implementations of technology in a cost-effective way. IT solutions implemented incorrectly might be needlessly complex, and might be too transformative, requiring substantial retraining of employees in the organization.By harnessing technology appropriately, your organization can gain a competitive advantage - but you do need a roadmap to prevent you from becoming lost in the jungle of solutions. Blockchain technologies are currently becoming a hot topic for organizations, and I’d like to help provide this blockchain roadmap for companies out there.5 Common Pain Points Companies FaceTrust Is Expensive Which Makes Collaboration HardThere are obvious benefits when two organizations collaborate effectively. Many organizations form consortiums to leverage mutually beneficial ways to collaborate. Naturally, the challenge always comes down to trust. Organizations are run by groups of people, and groups of people don’t trust each other readily. Companies - even the ones who are in decade-long partnerships - may have competing interests and differing agendas.Who owns the servers that the shared system uses? Who has access to the cloud account that runs the apps? What happens when one organization wants to leave the consortium? How are decisions made between separate entities?Data Jealousy Leads to Less Valuable DataIn 2017, the Economist proclaimed that data is more valuable than oil. Ginny Rometty of IBM declared it a ‘natural resource.’ The biggest and most powerful companies on our planet (Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, etc.) own the most data.Unfortunately, this mindset has led some companies into the rabbit hole of ‘data jealousy.’ This is the practice of refusing to share data, even with partnering companies. Big Data is only valuable if it’s big enough, and most companies only own data from “their point of view.” They struggle to leverage their data effectively because they only have access to the limited dataset they produce.This is, of course, another systems issue. Companies that try to share data with each other on regular centralized systems come directly face to face with the questions: Who owns the actual data? Who can access the data and how frequently? How can I be sure that no one in my partner company tampered with the data? How can I be sure that my own data is accessed on a ‘need to know’ basis?The inability to answer these questions has led to investments in big data and analytics that do not show an ROI to an organization.Reliance on Physical Documents Makes Audits Slow and ExpensiveMost companies today still heavily rely on physical documents to ensure their business runs smoothly. This causes all kinds of headaches, especially during audits.It’s easy to digitize the documents. The challenge is keeping sensitive digital information secure. Since digital documents are easy to tamper with, they often cannot be relied upon for audits. This makes the audit process tedious and costly.During an audit, each division has competing interests with other divisions. Every division wants to pass the audit, even if it means another division fails. This is why we can’t use centralized systems’ digital documents as a basis for audit - they can be tampered with, and even server logs can be tampered by the IT division.Automation Between Separate Companies Is Hard to Execute FairlyWhile many companies seek to automate their operations, the challenge becomes ensuring that automation between companies is completed in a fair manner. For example, if two companies are partnering and have a business process automation solution in place to manage their collaboration, which company gets to own the server that runs the solution?No matter how well designed the centralized system is, the company that owns the server will have more control over the initiative. Even if you have a system that is really well-programmed, a server owner can still - literally - pull the plug on the automation.Disaster Recovery and High Availability Systems Get Really Complicated and PriceyHere’s how you create an Enterprise system these days: Maintain production uptime by adding a High Availability (HA) server. Maintain a failover system between Prod and HA. To ensure disaster preparedness, find another data center far away and put a server in there to act as a DRC. In case of further paranoia, get the DRC site an HA server as well.What about ‘putting it on the cloud’? Behind every cloud, there are computers too. Enterprise infrastructure is very familiar with declarations of ‘down for maintenance’ from every brand-name cloud. So

a year ago

Coinbase Custody adds Maker governance support

Nearly six months after launching its cryptocurrency staking service, Coinbase Custody has announced staking support for MKR, MakerDAO's native asset. Clients that hold MKR can now participate in MakerDAO's governance directly on Coinbase's custodial platform. According to Coinbase, crypto asset managers typically have to withdraw their funds from custody providers to participate in on-chain governance, adding risks such as loss or theft. The next major MakerDAO governance vote is for Multi-Collateral Dai, which will take place Nov. 15. MKR's addition brings the number of assets supported by Coinbase Custody staking to two. The firm originally started off offering XTZ staking support for the Tezos blockchain. In July, The Block estimated that in two months of operation, Coinbase Custody generated somewhere between $7,580-$8,324 in XTZ rewards on behalf of its client. According to TzScan, Coinbase Custody makes approximately 0.53% of the total number of XTZ currently being staked on the Tezos network.

a year ago

Tezos partners with Globacap to drive automation in capital markets

Tezos partners with Globacap to drive automation in capital markets - CryptoNinjas Tezos Foundation, the Swiss non-profit foundation, and overseer of the Tezos blockchain protocol, today has entered into a strategic partnership with the London-based capital markets automation platform Globacap to accelerate its success in bringing capital markets into the digital age. At the cutting edge of removing humans from primary issuance, securities administration and custody, Globacap’s Tezos partners with Globacap to drive automation in capital markets - CryptoNinjas

a year ago

Tezos (XTZ) Market Cap Up 119 Percent But Platform Usage Low

Tim Draper-backed Tezos is among one of the best performing cryptos in terms of market cap for 2019. However, this growth is yet to trigger a similar increase in the usage of the smart contract platform. Tezos Market Cap up by 119% in 2019 According to data from CoinMetrics, Tezos market capitalization has grown by about 119% since the start of 2019. XTZ’s market cap growth seems almost in tandem with bitcoin’s (BTC), following a similar path across the months of the year. The CoinMetrics report also revealed a positive growth in Tezos’ realized market cap — the measure of a crypto’s average cost basis. The realized market cap for XTZ is up by 10% in 2019. The increase in realized market cap for XTZ marks a departure from the norm for altcoins like Ethereum (ETH) and ZCash (ZEC) which have all declined since the start of the year. This market cap growth also marks a significant reversal from XTZ’s performance in 2018. While the crypto market did suffer a year-long bear market in 2018, Tezos experienced additional operational and financial troubles. Once one of the biggest ICOs in history, XTZ lost more than $170 million from its market cap in one day. This massive drop occurred barely hours after announcing the launch of its mainnet. The project also suffered other hiccups in 2018. First came disagreements among the project’s top hierarchy followed by a legal tussle that threatened to scupper development on the platform. Tezos users also suffered a lost password scare in the run-up to the release of the project’s mainnet. Growth Not Reflected in Usage Stats Despite the growth in market cap, CoinMetrics reports that user stats for Tezos still remain significantly low. XTZ’s active addresses count of 4,803 pales in comparison to ETH which stands at over 286,000. An excerpt from the report showing low usage on the Tezos platform reads: XTZ has a small number of contracts overall. As of October 6th, XTZ only has 108 contracts that contain code. This compares to over 11,000,000 contracts with code on Ethereum. Additionally, the report revealed that the transaction count on the Tezos platform is a lot higher than the transfer count. This disparity means that most of the operations on Tezos are non-monetary in nature. Rather than value transfer, it appears the Tezos platform is mostly seeing transactions like ledger amendments and account creation. Will the Tezos platform eventually see significant usage? Let us know in the comments below. Images via Pixabay, Coinmetrics.io The post Tezos (XTZ) Market Cap Up 119 Percent But Platform Usage Low appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

a year ago

Research: Tezos (XTZ) Market Cap Is Growing, but Still Little Real Adoption

According to blockchain analytics firm Coin Metrics, although XTZ’s market cap has grown by 119% in 2019 (as of October 6), XTZ "still has a long way to go in terms of gaining real adoption."

a year ago

Global Coin Research Upcoming Events in Japan and China

It’s a crazy month going into October, with Devcon taking place in Osaka, Japan, next week, simultaneously with the MinerSummit in Chengdu, China. Global Coin Research is delighted to be a host and media partner for some of the side events taking place in various places. Make sure you don’t miss them and find out how you can register for them below! October 8th- Global Coin Research x Decrypt Media Founder Happy Hour at DevCon Global Coin Research is partnering up with Decrypt media to throw a Welcome to Devcon Founder Happy Hour in Osaka, Japan on October 8th. Supported by the team at Nervos Network, Solana, Tezos TQ, Blockstack and Coda. Check out how you can join here October 9th- Crypto in Asia: Things You Should But Probably Didn’t Know About It’s all about the community! Curious about crypto space in the East Wanna learn more and communicate with the best blockchain projects around Asia?With speakers covering India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and China, come and join us for a night full of discoveries and surprise - 「Crypto in Asia, Things You Should But Probably Didn’t Know About」 You will learn: - local communities’ outlook toward digital currencies and blockchain - most anticipated blockchain applications and use cases in different Asian countries - blockchain developer community in different parts of Asia - what are some trends they expect to see in blockchain’s future development - how to build a thriving community in different asian countries Register for the event here October 11-15th- MinerSummit in Chengdu, China Check out the full conference schedule here Join Global Coin Research at MinerSummit in China in 2019 on October 11-15th. Go meet the miners in China and get a tour of the mining facility at the core of where all the hydropower supply and mining farms are situated. We have partnered up with Minersummit to provide complimentary tickets for our subscribers, while supplies last, which you can access by emailing us at howdy@globalcoinresearch.com

a year ago

Chainlink, Tezos and Ethereum Classic show mixed signals, but one of three is bullish

Although many altcoins hit bottoms not seen since 2017, others such as Chainlink, Tezos, and Ethereum Classic could regain their bullish trends and reach higher highs. Take a look at the technical analysis. Chainlink Back in early July, the TD sequential indicator predicted that Chainlink was due for a major correction based on its 1-week

a year ago

Markets Trading Flat After Fake Breakout, Bitcoin Hovers Around $8,300

Wednesday, Oct. 2 — After a fake breakout, where Bitcoin (BTC) jumped upwards from a seven-day low of $7,746 to $8,480 from Sept. 29-Oct. 1, BTC slowly retraced to its current price level. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 One week since Bitcoin suffered from double-digit losses, the coin is back to trading sideways, at a similar price point as seven days ago. The most popular crypto coin was showing bullish price behavior over the last 48 hours, which proved to be unsustainable, most likely due to the lack of high volume. BTC has been trading around the $8,300 price mark for most of the day. Since hitting an intraday high of $8,400, BTC has been slowly retracing to its current price point of $8,249, down 0.65% in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360 While BTC is not showing much excitement with its current price behavior, the German bank BayernLB suggested that the forthcoming Bitcoin halving effect in 2020 is yet to be factored into its current price, adding: “If the May 2020 stock-to-flow ratio for Bitcoin is factored into the model, a vertiginous price of around USD 90,000 emerges.” Ether (ETH) has been trading in sync with the overall cryptocurrency market and has seen a small gain of nearly 1% on the day. The number one altcoin is currently trading at $178 per coin at press time. Ether seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Ripple’s XRP is trading at about $0.25 per coin and is showing little price difference over the past 24 hours. The fact that web monetization platform Coil now supports XRP payments in real time thanks to a partnership with GateHub has had no effect on its price. XRP’s seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360 According to data from Coin360, most of the top-20 coins are trading within a 2% gain or loss, with Chainlink (LINK) being an exception with an impressive gain of 6% on the day. Conversely, Tezos (XTZ) is seeing a loss of almost 4% at press time. The overall cryptocurrency market capitalization currently sits at $219.8 billion, with Bitcoin making up 67.55% of the total. Total cryptocurrency market capitalization seven-day chart. Source: Coin360 Keep track of top crypto markets in real time here

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